moosemin Free

I love reading History. I find it more fascinating than most fiction. Although a registered Independent voter, my political and social views lean to a conservative outlook. Both major political parties are, in my opinion, totally bankrupt in ideals and intent. Both pull too far in their respective direction, and all have sold themselves to the highest bidders. A New England Yankee, I have great admiration for the founders of our nation. The early ones, Washington, Adams Jefferson and others put their lives on the line. Add Madison, Franklin and more. We are most fortunate that our Revolution/Rebellion was organized and led by educated, enlightened men (not to forget Abigail and some other uncelebrated women) who thought far into the future, and it took other men like Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and FDR to maintain the hopes & dreams of millions. France's Revolution started well, but was taken over by lesser men, and fell into the Reign of Terror, and the Guillotine. Russia suffered Lenin & Trotsky. We were luckier! I cannot get through the day without reading the Comics. Regular comics first, then the Political 'toons. Unemployed for 35 months, I finally landed a good position with a good company! However, now I have less time to comment, (a relief to some) and less time to read other comments. Just typing out my gripes & diatribes gives me a feeling of being a little less helpless, and I feel better having said it. Sometimes I goof. I do like reading other comments: occasionally I learn something.

Recent Comments

  1. about 11 hours ago on ViewsMidEast

    The Iranian people have good reasons to dislike the U.S., as we overthrew an elected government and put the Shah in charge. But today’s mullahs seem very willing to bring us, and the world, down in nuclear conflagration, all in the name of Allah. They leave no chance for reconciliation.

  2. about 11 hours ago on ViewsAmerica

    Spot on, Xolo!

  3. 1 day ago on ViewsBusiness

    I am not saying they are perfect, and do not know the details of Meghan’s treatment, but only commenting about very old people who grew up under prevailing views of class, race and religion. When I was a teenager and in my twenties, I made some comments that I would not make in my 30’s or 40’s. I had learned a few things about being in another’s shoes and changed my views. I grew up.

  4. 1 day ago on ViewsBusiness

    For God’s sake! A 99-year-old man, years ago, made a , yes, unkind reference about one of another race, and now the press is going to pillory the entire Royal House as blatant racists.Are we going to wallow in these old, minor mis-speaks forever, or move ahead to stamp out the truly active racist ones? Is it not just possible that Prince Phillip, or Elizabeth, has thought about some of their past words and regret uttering them? Forgiveness, people?

  5. 1 day ago on ViewsAmerica

    This is how we appear to many other societies.

  6. 1 day ago on Phil Hands

    Instead of CO-OPERATING to make America great again, the repubs are still operating under Newt Gingrich’s admonishment to NOT work with the dems. Stonewall and attack, but NEVER co-operate. Keep it up until the repubs gain power again, then give another tax-cut to their sponsors.

  7. 1 day ago on Jeff Danziger

    Seriously, if the trolley were to be re-introduced into Metropolitan cites and out to the suburbs, I, for one, would use it often for errands and if possible, commuting to my job. I have read about the history of the trollies throughout Boston’s Northshore area. One could go from Beverly to Gloucester without a switchover. Or, with one switchover, from Gloucester or Beverly to Lowell or Lawrence. To Revere Beach, East Boston, Somerville, etc. It doesn’t mean you must give up your car. Almost all towns were served, until GM, Ford et al began to buy them up, and close them down. (That DID happen!) However, the Congressmen of the automobile and fossil fuel industries would never let that happen!

  8. 1 day ago on Jeff Danziger

    Bring back the Trollies!

  9. 1 day ago on Stuart Carlson

    Too many Americans own more than one firearm. Some have amassed their own arsenals, but these are called “collections”. What good will tightening controls do? No administration is going to take their automatic weapons away from their owners. America loves its guns, and it is already out of control. Sojourner has a valid point. How many times do applications fall through the cracks? Get lost? The local police are behind on their work? Fifty states and fifty sets of laws & regulations. Enforcement must begin at the State level. But….Ain’t gonna happen!

  10. 5 days ago on Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

    Washington remained above the fray; he wanted to be a president of all the American citizens. The most important reason was he believed unity, not division, was necessary for a democratic republic to survive. Washington believed that political parties would divide and destroy the young United States.His thought, in what became known as the Farewell Address in 1796, is clear: “the spirit of party”“serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection.”Throughout his political life, and until his death in 1799, George Washington was confident that the country could and should function without the existence of political parties.